Book Review: When Running Made History by Roger Robinson

by Margaret Buttner

Fans of running commentator and historian Roger Robinson will not be disappointed with his latest book, When Running Made History (Syracuse University Press, 2018). Part memoir, part chronicle of running events over the past 70 years, Robinson’s account of memorable events such as the 1960 Rome Olympics or the 100th anniversary of the Boston Marathon are brought to life in an extraordinary way. Continue reading “Book Review: When Running Made History by Roger Robinson”

Charlottetown Instructors / Charlottetown, PEI

by Brittany Wright

Run Club participants here in Charlottetown tell us regularly that there’s just something special about our group compared to other groups they’ve run with. I believe this has a lot to do with our awesome training program instructors. We have a fantastic group that have led numerous programs for us over the past few months (or years!) and we want to give them a shout out. Rather than profile one instructor, we’d like to profile them all. Continue reading “Charlottetown Instructors / Charlottetown, PEI”

Elizabeth Moss / St. John’s, NL

by Shawn D. Corbett

Elizabeth Moss leads the Learn to Run program at the St. John’s Running Room. Elizabeth is a dedicated, kind and supportive motivator for all members of the group. She is proactive in ensuring that all members are comfortable. She provides tips to improve one’s running and is genuinely interested in the progress of each participant. Elizabeth takes the time to know the participants’ goals personally, and she is eager to give encouraging advice based on her many years of experience. She is a true coach and leader. Continue reading “Elizabeth Moss / St. John’s, NL”

Nutrience Oakville Half Marathon

On the shores of Lake Ontario, the sun rises on a calm, brisk September morning. A certain energy falls over Coronation Park in Oakville, where runners and walkers take their place in the Start Line chute. They are waiting to put their summer training to the test at the 12th annual Nutrience Oakville Half Marathon on September 29-30, 2018. The horn goes off and participants set off on their 21.1K journey through the streets of beautiful Oakville. Continue reading “Nutrience Oakville Half Marathon”

Marathon of Hope

by Jessie Macdonald

Terry Fox’s generosity and perseverance to raise money for cancer research was nothing short of extraordinary. When Terry began the Marathon of Hope 38 years ago, he ran approximately a marathon every single day. He achieved this with a prosthetic leg not designed for running, and wore a simple cotton T-shirt, fleece shorts, socks, and a pair of shoes.

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Laura’s 50th Marathon

by Ed Wagner

At this year’s Marathon of Hope Celebration in Edmonton, Laura Weir ran her 50th marathon. The full marathon distance of 42.2 kilometres is a long road for anyone, but Laura’s journey was particularly challenging after experiencing life-threatening injuries in a car accident 23 years ago. After six weeks in a coma and a year in a wheelchair, Laura had to re-learn how to walk and speak. During her rehabilitation, she set a goal to run a marathon, and now she has completed 50 of them. Continue reading “Laura’s 50th Marathon”